In response to a recent letter-writer claiming that the Navy SEALs, rather than President Obama, deserve the credit for killing Osama bin Laden, there are few sadder things than watching Republicans try to play down the facts ("SEALs, not Obama, deserve credit for bin Laden death," May 9).
Here are the facts: President Obama is commander-in-chief whether his opponents like it or not. He was the one — and the only one — responsible for ordering those SEALs into action. They did not make that decision on their own. He was the one in charge.